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Moxie’s – Comic Strip Background – Part 10

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Building the strips

Although almost all elements in series stripes are hand drawn and collared with watercolours it is a lot of Photoshop involved before the strips are finished. The work process is in many ways based on the old animation techniques, in other words, I work in layers. The front in the top layer and the back at the bottom. In other words, we are talking about loose figures, large moving backgrounds and details in separate layer.

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See the whole process HERE

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Filed under: Art, Comix, Humour, Illustration Tagged: Moxie's, Moxie's comic strips

This Week’s Softdrink – Jaffa

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493_jaffa_02Jaffa is a popular carbonated soft drink produced in Finland by Hartwall and in Sweden by Spendrups. Jaffa is usually orange flavoured, however different flavours are sold. Jaffa as a brand is not owned by any specific company, thus there is a range of Jaffa products from various manufacturers.

The original orange flavoured Hartwall Jaffa was introduced in 1949 and the selection has expanded to 11 different flavours since then. Currently Hartwall Jaffa is the best-loved beverage brand in Finland and the third best-selling soft drink after internationally sold cola beverages such as Coca-Cola.

In Context:
493_jaffa_01What do you get when you put stevia, a sweetener used by South American indigenous peoples, fructose and Finland’s favourite soft drink into the same bottle? Fresh, lighter and more natural than before Hartwall Jaffa Super soft drinks!  The new Hartwall Jaffa Super drinks, with their green caps, will be the first stevia-sweetened drinks to be sold in Finland. The new drinks was available in stores in the beginning of December 2013.


Help Needed
I need your help visitors, both in suggesting sodas and soft drinks from around the world and in giving your opinion on the ones presented if you know the product. And you can start with giving your opinion on the ones posted already or reading what other visitors have written  – Ted

List of Soft drinks and sodas posted already
Visitors soft drinks and sodas suggestions and comments


Filed under: Advertising, Fifties chow & drinks, Posters, Soft drinks and sodas Tagged: Finish sodas, Finish soft drinks, Jaffa

SS Baikal -Russian Ice-Breaking Train Ferry

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SS Baikal was an ice-breaking train ferry that linked the eastern and western portions of the Trans-Siberian Railroad across Lake Baikal.

Ship history

In early 1895 the construction of a ferry across the Lake Baikal began, following the proposal of the Minister of Transport Mikhail Khilkov. On 30 December 1895 a contract with Sir W G Armstrong Whitworth & Co Ltd was signed for the parts of the icebreaking ferry (without woodwork and in disassembled state). By June 1896 the icebreaker had been delivered for assembly to the village of Listvenichnoye. After three years it was completed and launched on 29 June 1899.

Before the Circum-Baikal Railway was opened in 1905, Baikal, and later the Angara, carried two loads a day between piers at Baikal and Mysovaya. After the railway was completed, both ships continued to operate in reserve.

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When the Civil War broke out Baikal was equipped with machine guns and cannons by the Red Army. When Irkutsk surrendered to the White Army, Baikal sailed to the Mysovaya pier, the location of the Red Army headquarters.

In August 1918 the icebreaker was damaged by field artillery fire. It was burnt at the Mysovaya pier.

In 1920 the damaged hull was refloated and towed to Port Baikal. It remained untouched until at least 1926, and was later dismantled. There is a possibility that its lower hull, bow propeller, and part of the engines are still at the bottom of the lake at the mouth of the Angara River.

Text from Wikipedia


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The Carcajou

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Early version of The Carcajou with center-hinged hood. Photos courtesy GM Heritage Center.

You may, as many have, once wondered what you would do if you owned a car company. If you were Paul Seiler, president of the Yellow Truck & Coach Mfg. Company, better known as General Motors Truck Corp., then you would get hold of a preproduction 1929 Z-250 Yellow Coach, eight months before the public debut. As the Depression hadn’t hit yet, you would convince someone in accounting to release about $25,000 to you, and have the factory build it into what was probably the most luxurious vehicle on wheels, The Carcajou (wolverine).

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Does your Duesenberg have one of these? It does not.

Ostensibly, Seiler had it built to tour YT&CMC dealers and production facilities, and he did record at least 3,000 miles in it over the next couple of years. But it was also described as being his vacation home, and while it did seat 14 in day configuration, it seated them in easy chairs and couches. The Z-250 drew its name from a 250-inch wheelbase and had power from a 105hp Knight. It was reportedly good for 65 MPH and carried 65 gallons of gas.

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Text and images from HemmingsDaily


Filed under: Automobiles, The twenties, Transportation, Traveling Tagged: Campers, General Motors Truck Corp., The Carcajou

Playing With Shadows And Reflections

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From the backyard at Oslo City Museum. Reflection merged with head on image. Both images taken with a Nokia mobile phone and merged in Photoshop – Ted


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Round Britain By Railway Posters – Llandrindod Wells

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Llandrindod Wells or simply Llandrindod (in Welsh) is a town and community in Powys, within the historic boundariesof Radnorshire, Wales. It serves as the seat of Powys County Council and thus the administrative centre of Powys. It was developed as a spa town in the 19th century, with a boom in the late 20th century as a centre of local government. Before the 1860s the site of the town was common land in Cefnllys parish. Llandrindod Wells is the fifth largest town inPowys. It is locally nicknamed “Llandod” or “Dod”.

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During the mid-18th century the ‘healing qualities’ of the local spring waters attracted visitors to the area resulting in an economic boom with the building of a ‘splendid’ hotel at Llandrindod Hall. A period of relative decline during the late 18th and early 19th centuries was reversed with the construction of the Heart of Wales Line making Llandrindod accessible from the Midlands and North West of England, and South Wales. Enclosure of the common in 1862 enabled expansion of the town with the construction of new streets, hotels, shops and houses.

During the ‘season’ between May and mid-September visitors would take the waters at the pump rooms at the Rock Park and Pump House Hotel, entertained by orchestras. Hotels, boarding houses and shops — including the Central Wales Emporium on the corner of Temple Street and Station Crescent — 625_landrindon Wells_03provided for the visitors. In the early 1870s an ornamental lake was formed by draining marshland near the Pump House Hotel (on the current site of the Council offices), and in 1893 a 9-hole golf course was opened on the common beside the lake (later replaced by the present 18-hole course on the hills above). Horse races (and later air displays) were held on the Rock Ddole meadow beside the river. In 1893 the archdeacon with responsibility for the area had Llandrindod old church and Cefnllys church unroofed in order to persuade the congregations to attend the new church in the centre of the town. In 1895 both churches were restored. Llandrindod was the place of the election of the first Archbishop of Wales, which occurred at the Old Parish Church. Elections for every Archbishop since have continued to be held in Llandrindod, now at Holy Trinity Church in the Town Centre. In 1907, a Catholic church was founded in the town, Our Lady of Ransom and the Holy Souls Church.

625_landrindon Wells_04The Town has maintained an important profile in the world of motoring and motor sport. Apart from two of its most symbolic recent buildings being the Tom Norton’s Automobile Palace and Pritchard’s Garage, it served as the base for many International motorcycle events such as the International Six Days TrialISDT starting in 1933 with the last visit taking place in 1961, often drawing in crowds of thousands to watch. The Welsh International Two Day Trial organised by locals is still a popular event as well as many rallies which rely on the infrastructure of Llandrindod’s Hotels and public spaces.

The town’s boom continued until the First World War during which time soldiers on training courses were billeted in hotels and boarding houses, and refugees and wounded soldiers were accommodated in the town. The depression of the 625_landrindon Wells_05late-1920s and 1930s led to many hotels and boarding houses being turned into private homes and flats. During the Second World War the town was again used for military hospitals and billets, followed by a slump in the post-war years. The Beeching Axe resulted in the closure in the mid-1960s of the Mid-Wales line and with it Llandrindod’s connection from nearby Builth Wells direct to Cardiff in the south and to North and West Wales. The town does however retain connections to Swanseaand Shrewsbury via its station on the Heart of Wales Line and the A483 road which is the main route through the town centre.

625_landrindon Wells_06During the 1970s the mid-Wales area became popular with hippies many of whom settled permanently in the area. In Llandrindod a hippy wholefood shop was established. At the time this was viewed with curiosity and even suspicion by local residents, some of whom harboured suspicions about the unfamiliar herbs sold in the shop. The shop’s practice of asking customers to return paper bags for re-use in packaging food was also unfamiliar. In time, however, the shop became established and is now an accepted part of the local community, as well as being a successful business wholesaling to other outlets around Wales.

625_landrindon Wells_08Prior to 1974 the county housed much of the administration of the county of Radnorshire, although the official county town was Presteigne. The reorganisation of local government in 1974 resulted in Llandrindod becoming the county town of the newly formed administrative county of Powys. This led to an influx of people employed by the new bureaucracies, on salaries determined by national pay scales. With the relatively low cost of living in the area this resulted in a boom in the town’s economy as the newcomers spent their money on housing and entertainment.

In more recent years the economy has again flagged. Significant local industries, the town’s carpet and stationery factories, closed, and many shops likewise. As in many such areas there are now many charity shops occupying premises once used by for-profit enterprises. An open-air market is held once a week which brings many visitors into the town, and the town now houses a Tesco superstore.

Text from Wikipedia


Filed under: British, Ephemera, Holidays, Traveling Tagged: British Railways, Llandrindod Wells

This Week’s Retro DIY project – Vintage Norwegian Garden Bench

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One of my own woodwork plans based on an old bench found on the Folk Museum at Bygbø in Oslo – My plans are only in pdf* format and you’ll find this one HERE

*This is because I’ve found that it is much nicer to check plans on a flat screen mounted on the wall in my workshop than on a lot of loose drawings. By the way, the e-mail address on the drawings are no longer in use – Ted

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This Week’s Retro Recipe – Oeufs En Cocotte – Egg in Small Moulds

Sabrina Salerno – Italian Singer, Model, Actress, TV Hostess & Record Producer

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628_sabrina_10Norma Sabrina Salerno (born 15 March 1968), also known in her singing career as Sabrina and Sabrina Salerno, is an Italian singer, model, actress, TV hostess and record producer. During her career, she has sold over 10 million records worldwide, with several international hits, and 9 Top 20 singles in Italy, including one number-one. She has also won a World Music Award.

Career 1980s

After winning a beauty contest in her native region, Liguria, Sabrina started modelling, and in 1984 made her television debut in the Italian prime time show Premiatissima on Canale 5. The following year, her debut single "Sexy Girl", sung inEnglish, was released. Produced by Claudio Cecchetto/Joseph Paduano, it became a top 20 hit in her native Italy as well as in Germany.

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In late 1987, she released her first album, Sabrina, which was entirely sung in English. In addition to "Sexy Girl", the album included Sabrina’s international top five hit "Boys (Summertime Love)" (#1 in France, Switzerland and Spain, #3 in the UK Singles Chart) which has sold more than 1.5 million copies to date worldwide, and "Hot Girl", a top 20 hit in some European countries. In 1988, Sabrina received "The Best European Singer" award during the Festivalbar event, and enjoyed another European-wide summer hit with the single "All of Me (Boy Oh Boy)" (produced by Stock, Aitken & Waterman). Later in that year, her second album, Super Sabrina, was released, and she established herself as a European sex symbol thanks to the raunchy videos that accompanied hits such as "My Chico" (#1 in Italy) and "Like a Yo-Yo" (produced by Giorgio Moroder). The latter became the TV theme of Odiens, a very popular Italian Saturday prime time TV show, in which Sabrina also starred.

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Thanks to the success of the albums and her sexy image, she was invited to perform in several European TV shows and concerts such as the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1988. Another famous performance was in 1989 at the Olympic Stadium in Moscow, where fifty-thousand people gathered over three days to enjoy Sabrina’s show and music. In 1989, she starred in the Italian movie Fratelli d’Italia directed by Neri Parenti, with actors such as Christian De Sica, Jerry Cala, Massimo Boldi, and released a remix album called Super Remix, as well as a new single, "Gringo".

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Pre-War Classics Of The Road – Part 30

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1927 Voisin C11

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Aviation pioneer Gabriel Voisin had a profound distaste for non- functional design which manifested itself not only in the highly effective sleeve-valve-engined chassis marketed by his company from 1919 on. but also in the idiosyncratic coachwork with which he, weary of the adipose construction of conventional bodywork. clothed them. Voisin drew on his racing experience in designing his first sixcylinder model, the 1927 C11.

 

1928 Bean 14/40

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On its way out in 1928, the 14/40 Bean was the final development of a theme introduced in 1923, Alongside this strong and reliable machine, Bean offered another type of 14/40 of entirely new design, which cost more and was therefore more heavily taxed. Such an eccentric marketing policy presaged disaster and, sure enough, Bean cars were off the market by the end of the 1929 season.

 

1928 Duesenberg Model J

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Announced at the New York Show in December 1928, the Model J Duesenberg offered a degree of performance unique in a luxury car, a claimed power output of 265bhp from a 6.9-litre straight eight, giving 89mph in second gear and 116mph in top. Some 470 examples of the J and its supercharged derivative, the SJ, were built before the marque went down with the foundering AuburnCord-Duesenberg combine in 1937. The J had a chassis price of $8500 (£1700).

 

1928 Mércèdes-Benz Niirburg 460

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The Mércèdes-Benz Niirburg 460 of 1928 had a straight-eight, overhead camshaft engine of 4.6 litres, and the, American-inspired styling which was so popular in the Germany of the late 1920s, including the odd combination of knock-on wood wheels with detachable rims. Like the S26/120/180hp, the Niirburg was designed by Dr Ferdinand Porsche, who left Daimler-Benz in January 1929 to join Steyr in Austria.

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This Week’s Favourite Female Singer – Gianna Nannini

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629_gianna_01Gianna Nannini (born 14 June 1956) is an Italian female singer-songwriter and pop musician. She may be best known for her 1986 song "Bello e Impossibile".

Musical career

Her first hit was in 1979 with the single "America" and the album California, which became a success in several European countries. Her rise to fame in Italy started in 1984 with the release of her sixth album, Puzzle. This album peaked in the top 10 at the Italian, German, Austrian and Swiss hit-parades. She sang for the videoclip "Fotoromanza" (directed byMichelangelo Antonioni), won several musical awards and started a European tour, including a participation at the Montreux Jazz Festival. In 1986, her hit "Bello e Impossibile" was a huge success and earned her more awards in Italy, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Her 1987 compilation album Maschi e Altri sold over a million copies.

In 2004, she released Perle, which contains a number of her greatest hits in new arrangements. Backup-musicians were Christian Lohr on piano (who also is co-producer), and a string quartet: Vincenzo di Donna (first violin), Luigi de Maio (second violin), Gerardo Morrone (viola), Antonio di Franca (violoncello). With this orchestra Gianna went on a "Perle-tour" in Central Europe during 2004 and 2005.

The album Grazie was released in February 2006, and peaked at number one of the Italian hit-parade with the single "Sei nell’anima". During the summer of 2006, she toured all over Italy as promotion for the album. "Io", another track from the album, also became a big hit.

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In April 2007, she released Pia Come la Canto Io, a collection of songs written for a pop opera that was performed in 2008. This work was eleven years in the making, and is based on the medieval Tuscan character Pia de’ Tolomei (mentioned briefly in Dante’s Purgatorio). The album was produced by Wil Malone, who also producedGrazie.

An acoustic version of her song Meravigliosa Creatura (from Perle) has been used in a 2008 advertisement spot for the Fiat Bravo directed by Matthias Zentner. The song and the spot have achieved such a success to take Perle to the Italian top 50 in sales, and Fiat would later include a Gianna Nannini song, "Aria" in another Fiat Bravo ad.

Text from Wikipedia 

Unfortunately I have not digitised my Gianna Nannini vinyls yet so you’ll have to make do with these YouTube videos. I might post some mp3s later on when I reach her records in the all too huge stack of records that I haven’t digitised yet – Ted


Filed under: pop music, Rock Tagged: Gianna Nannini, Italian female pop mucicians, Italian female singer-songwriters, Italian female singers

The Lure Of the Mad Men – Part 9

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Text from the ad
P.S. to husbands:
She cares about her home you know, so if you really care about her. . .
wouldn’t it be a good idea to consider a Hoover for Christmas?
Prices starts at $64,95- Model 29 (shown here $95,95).
Low down payment; easy terms. See your Hoover dealer now.

“She cares about her home you know” – what a load of crap. No woman on earth wants a Hoover for Christmas, she may want a Hoover. But for Christmas, get of it. What woman want a cheapskate for a husband. She wants a personal present for Christmas and a Hoover just any bloody day ;-)

If my girlfriend had reacted like the woman in the illustration when given a vacuum cleaner for Christmas I would have considered having her institutionalized. On the other hand there is no chance of it, it is more likely that I would have woken the next morning with the bloody thing stuffed up my ass no matter what the Mad Men were trying to tell me  – Ted

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Grand-daddy’s Sauce – Part 30

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All posts material: “Sauce” and “Gentleman’s Relish” by Ronnie Barker – Hodder & Stoughton in 1977

The Nightie 

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It’s no good trying to win him over
by wearing a pretty nightie.
He’s bound to see through it.

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Soon, Soon, Soon Summer Will Be Here

The Autobianchi Bianchina

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AutoBianchi Bianchina Cabriolet

The Autobianchi Bianchina is a minicar produced by the Italian automaker Autobianchi, based on the Fiat 500. It was available in various configurations: Berlina (saloon), Cabriolet (roadster), Trasformabile (convertible), Panoramica(station wagon), and Furgoncino (van). The car was presented to the public on 16 September 1957 at the Museum of Science and Technology in Milan.

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AutoBianchi Bianchina Trasformabile

Initially, the car was equipped with the smallest Fiat engine, air-cooled 479 cc producing 15 hp (11 kW). In 1959, the engine power was increased to 17 hp (13 kW) and in 1960, the cabriolet version was launched.

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AutoBianchi Bianchina Panoramica

In the same year, the Trasformabile, whose engine cylinder capacity was increased to 499 cc (18 hp), was made available in a Special version with bicolour paint and an engine enhanced to 21 hp (16 kW). Transformabile featured fixed B-pillar and partial roof, as the rest of the opening was covered with foldable fabric hood. Cabriolet version had no B-pillar. Also this was the only version to feature suicide doors. In 1962, the Trasformabile was replaced by a 4-seat saloon. The engine and chassis were the same as in the Trasformabile.

In 1965, a minor facelift was made. In France, the models were sold under different names: the Berlina became theLutèce, the Familiare the Texane, and the Trasformabile was marketed as the Eden Roc.

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Nice To Have A Few To Choose From

The Sunday Comic – A Lacking Knowledge

This Week’s Girlymag Article – Night Doll By Day-Light

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ill_005headingTerry Gibson is one of the millions of "night people" who seldom have a chance to enjoy the sunlight, and who consequently have to take advantage of every tiny moment of the daylight hours.


Read the whole article and see
the naughty pictures HERE

Warning: Nudity do occur in this article. If you are under age or live in a country where watching images of nude women for some reason is against the law  I take no responsibility if you click the link above. In other words you’re flying solo from here on – Ted ;-)


Filed under: Glamour, Models & starlets, Nudes, The sixties Tagged: 1965, Cocktail Magazine, Glamour photography, Terry Gibson

Time Line Of The British Steam Railway – 1881 – 1900

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1885
William Stroudley introduces the Gladstone 0-4-2 class (LBSCR).

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1886
The Barry Railway introduces the first British 0-8-0 type, with outside cylinders.

1887
Crewe Works builds its 3,000th locomotive.

1888
‘Races’ from London to Edinburgh reduce journey time to 7 hours 45 minutes.

1892
All remaining broad-gauge lines are narrowed to standard between March and May; last broad-gauge passenger trains run’ on 20 May.

1894
David Jones introduces the ‘Big Goods’, first 4-6-0 to run in Britain (HR).

(Right) The first British 4-6-0,
No 103 of the Highland Railway, built in 1894 and now preserved, is seen on a special mixed-train run on the Dingwall-Skye line, skirting Loch Carron between Plockton and Strome Ferry, with the Skye Cuillin in the background.

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(Above) GWR ‘Castle’ class 4-6-0 No 5032 Usk Castle emerges from the Severn Tunnel, Britain’s longest at 4 miles 628 yds (7km), with a South Wales-Paddington express. The crew are at pains to minimize smoke output, despite the adverse gradient as the line rises to ground level.

1895
‘Races’ from London to Aberdeen this summer reduce journey times to a minimum 8 hours 32 minutes (East Coast) and 8 hours 38 minutes (West Coast) on 22 August.

1896
J G McIntosh introduces the big-boilered 4- 4-0 Dunalastair class.

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1898
H A Ivatt builds Britain’s first Atlantic type 4-4-2, Henry Oakley (GNR).
 

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R.T. Billinton designed the E4-class 0-6-2 radial tank engine for the London Brighton & South Coast Railway in 1898. ‘Radial’ refers to the bar allowing the pony wheels to adjust independently to sharp curves. Restored class member No 473 Birch Grove is seen here on a winter day at Hoisted Keynes on the Bluebell Railway.

1899
Wilson Worsdell builds the first express 4-6- o engines to run in Britain (NER). Dugald Drummond introduces the T9 class 4-4-0, nicknamed ‘Greyhounds’ (LSWR).
Sir John Aspinall introduces his ‘Highflyer’ inside-cylinder 4-4-2 type (L&YR).

1900
‘Claud Hamilton’ 4-4-0 class introduced on the GER.
Wainwright/Surtees ‘D’ class 4-4-0 introduced on the SE&C.


Filed under: Raylways, Retro technology, Vintage Science Tagged: British raylways, Steam railways

France

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From the 33rd edition of “XXth Century Health And Pleasure Resorts Of Europe” published in 1933

bok_front_small_thumb[1]_thumbGOVERNMENT – The French Constitution is embodied in three fundamental laws passed 1875, of a time when monarchy was being seriously considered. The President has thus many of the attributes of the constitutional sovereign of other countries. He is elected for a term of 7 years by the two houses in joint session. He nominally appoints ministers. He is " above party".

The legislature consists of a Chamber of Deputies and a Senate. The Chamber of Deputies is elected for 4 years by universal male suffrage over 21 by single-member constituencies. Should a member fail to obtain an absolute majority of votes on a first ballot, a second ballot is taken a week later, at which the candidate with the largest number of votes is elected. The Senate is elected by special departmental electoral colleges, consisting of the deputies for the department, the elected representatives of the various local areas.

Senators must be over 40, sit for 9 years, one-third retiring every 3 years. It acts mainly as a brake on ill-considered legislation.

The large number of parties is apt to render the Government unstable. but this is to some extent compensated by the stability of the administration. Local Government is dependent on higher authority, administration being thus very centralized.

HEAD OF STATE: (elected 1932)" Albert Lebrun, President.
Area: 550,986 km2.
Capital: Paris (Greater Paris has a population of about 5 millions).
Currency: Francs and centimes. I franc = 100 cts.
Languages: French is the official language. In local areas Breton, Basque, Alsatian, and Flemish are spoken, as well as the different dialects of the Languedoc (Provencal). Some of these languages have their own literature.
Population: Over 41 millions.
Density: 74,6 per km2.
Weights and Measures: Decimal system.

The Principality of Monaco is surrounded by French territory and the Mediterranean Sea. It is generally classified with the French Riviera, of which Monte-Carlo is one of the centres of attraction.


SPORTS, PASTIME AND SIGHTSEEING

BATHING: (Sea Coasts): The Northern Coast (Channel and Atlantic): Dinard, Le Tcuqnet-Parfs-Plage, etc. The Southern Atlantic Coast: Blarritz, St. Jean de Luz. The Riviera: Bandol s. Mer, Cannes, Cap d’Ail, Mentone, Monte~CarJoJ Nice, Sf-Raphael

BATHING: (Lake Shores): Aix-Ies-Bains (at Grand Port), Anneey, Dulngl (Les Llbellules) Menthon, Talioires (Lac d’ Annecy).

CLIMATIC RESORTS: (mild); Bandol, Biarritz, Cannes, Cap d’An, Mentone, Monte-Carlo, Nice, Pau, St. jean-ae-t.ez, SI. Raphael.

CLIMATIC. RESORTS: (higher altitude); Chamonix., Les "ouches, Megeve, Passy, Sancetlemoz, Sallanches, Sixt, St. Gervais-Ies-Bains,

FOX HUNTING: Biarritz, Le Touquet-Parls-Plage, Pau.

GAMBLING: (cercles prives)! Aix-les-Bains, Biarritz, Cannes, Dinard, Evian, Touquet-Parts-Plage, Monte-Carlo, Nice.

GOLF: Aix-Ies-Bains, Biarritz, Cannes, Dieppe, Dlnard, Evian, Hyeres, Le Fayet-St-Gervais, TouquetParls-Plage, Megeve, Mentone, Monte-Carlo, Nantes, Nice, Paris, Pau, St. Raphael, St. jean-de-Luz,

IMPORTANT TOWNS: (both from a commercial point of view and as tourist centres): Bordeaux, Colmar, Grenoble, LilIe, Marseilles, Nantes, Nice, Paris, Strasbourg.

MOUNTAIN RESORTS: Argentleres, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, Le Buet, Les Houches-M.-B., LesPraz, Megeve, Mont-Roc, Passy, Pralognan, Sallanches, Servoz, Sixt, St. tiervais-les-Bains.

MOUNTAINEERING: Argentleres, Chamonlx-Mont-Blanc, Le Buet, Les Houches-M.-B., Meg"ve, Pralognan, St. Gervais, Sixt.

POLO: Biarritz, Cannes, Le Touquet, Paris.

TENNIS: (International Tournaments); Aix":les-Bains, Biarritz, Cannes, Chamonix, Dinard, Dieppe, Evian, Le Touquet-Paris-Plage, Mentone, Monte- Carlo, Nice, Paris, Pau. Good courts are of course found at all places and hotels of importance.

TROUTFISHING: The Ardennes, the Chamonix Valley, Chaumont, Colmar (Vosges) the Pyrenees’, Digne, Sisteron, Besancon, Pontarlier, etc.

WINTER SPORTS: Argentleres, Chamonix, Les Houches, Megeve, Mont-Roc, Pontarlier, Sallanches, SI.Gervals, etc.

WATERING PLACES AND CURE ESTABLISHMENTS: Aix-Ies-Balns, Chlltel-Guyon, Evlan, Passy, Sancellemoz. St. Gervais-Ies-Bains. ‘


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